Our yesterday's AJUG meeting has been awesome. James Ward delivered a great presentation on Adobe Flex and the room was packed (100+ attendees). I just hope Sun can still pull off Java FX and make it truly rock solid because Adobe Flex looks cool and very polished to say the least. Also the integration with Java backends also looked very nice (Adobe's BlazeDS or Granite Data Services). One of the demo's James showed can be found here.
Additionally, here in Atlanta there are more and more Flex projects going on...I wonder if it starts reaching a tipping point.
Finally, I think I need to check out the Atlanta Flash and Flex User Group, especially since it is just around the corner from where I live :-)